All families should have their application submitted in FACTS by March 1, 2018, even if you are applying in Round 2 and your tax information will be uploaded later. While aid is distributed in all rounds, the total amount of Parish Sharing aid the school receives from the Diocese is determined based on the total need of applications in FACTS
on March 1.
Therefore, even if you are participating in Round 2, please have your application submitted by March 1.
More on Tuition Assistance:
All families seeking tuition assistance must complete an on-line application through FACTS and upload the required tax documents. There are two main rounds of tuition assistance. Returning families without business income are only eligible for Round 1 assistance. All other families are eligible for Round 1 or 2.
Deadlines as follows:
Round 1 - March 1: Families will be notified in mid-April (2017 W2s and 2016 Tax Return)
Round 2 - June 1: Families will be notified in late June (2017 W2s and 2017 Tax Return)
Please note, The Diocese of Richmond requires that each student apply for aid at only ONE Diocesan School.
Tuition Assistance Policy Updates for the 2018-19 school year:
PreK Students are no longer eligible for Diocesan aid (Parish Sharing, McMahon Pareter, EISTC) but will still be considered for school based aid. The tuition of the PreK student will continue to be taken into consideration when determining Diocesan and school awards for other students in the family.
For Student's Parents/Guardians married, separated, or living together:
Both parents apply. If living apart, they submit separate applications.
Student's Parents/Guardians not married and live apart:
The custodial parent the child spends the most time with applies
(This is the same guideline used for the college Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSFA)). In addition, the spouse of the applicant also applies. Other adults living in the household but not on the same tax return with the applicant need not apply, and since their income is excluded, their expenses are also excluded.